Monthly Archives: January 2019

Civil War Book Special!

If history and wars pique your interest, then look at some of these Civil War books that are 40% off!

Use code CW2019 on our website or by calling (800)-621-2736.
Offer expires February 28th, 2018.

Arenson - Great Heart of the Republic
The Great Heart of the Republic: St. Louis and the Cultural Civil War by Adam Arenson

Regularly $25 • Now $15 • 978-0-8262-2064-6 • paperback • 22 illus., 2 maps

“In this short book, Arenson manages to identify an overwhelming array of issues that defined the American cultural ethos between the years 1848-1877. Arenson produces a highly provocative thesis that captures and explains regional alliances through a cultural prism. Arenson has something new to add to the literature of the Civil War, and he does so with a wonderfully nuanced argument and deft pen. Sure to have an enduring impact, this book delivers.”—The American Historical Review

Lause - Collapse of Price's Raid
The Collapse of Price’s Raid: The beginning of the End in Civil War Missouri by Mark A. Lause

Regularly $32.95 • Now $20 • 978-0-8262-2025-7 • hardcover • 25 illus.

As the Civil War was drawing to a close, former Missouri governor Sterling Price led his army on one last desperate campaign to retake his home state for the Confederacy, part of a broader effort to tilt the upcoming 1864 Union elections against Abraham Lincoln and the Republicans. In The Collapse of Price’s Raid: The Beginning of the End in Civil War Missouri, Mark A. Lause examines the complex political and social context of what became known as “Price’s Raid,” the final significant Southern operation west of the Mississippi River.

“This book is the second half of a well-researched and very detailed reexamination of Price’s invasion. Both general readers and scholars interested in Civil War military operations in the West should find this study useful.”The Journal of Southern History

Lause - Price's Lost Campaign
Price’s Lost Campaign: The 1864 Invasion of Missouri by Mark A. Lause

Regularly $25 • Now $20 • 978-0-8262-2033-2 • paperback • 10 illus.

In the fall of 1864, during the last brutal months of the Civil War, the Confederates made one final, desperate attempt to rampage through the Shenandoah Valley, Tennessee, and Missouri. Price’s Raid was the common name for the Missouri campaign led by General Sterling Price. Involving tens of thousands of armed men, the 1864 Missouri campaign has too long remained unexamined by a book-length modern study, but now, Civil War scholar Mark A. Lause fills this long-standing gap in the literature, providing keen insights on the problems encountered during and the myths propagated about this campaign.

Gerteis - Civil War in Missouri
The Civil War in Missouri: A Military History by Louis S. Gerteis

Regularly $24.95 • Now $15 • 978-0-8262-2078-3 • paperback • 60 illus., 10 maps

The first book-length examination of its kind, The Civil War in Missouri: A Military History dares to challenge the prevailing opinion that Missouri battles made only minor contributions to the war. Gerteis specifically focuses not only on the principal conventional battles in the state but also on the effects these battles had on both sides’ national aspirations. This work broadens the scope of traditional Civil War studies to include the losses and wins of Missouri, in turn creating a more accurate and encompassing narrative of the nation’s history.

“Will go down as the definitive guide to Missouri’s Civil War military history and will prove indispensable for any readers interested in the complex Trans-Mississippi theatre of the war.”Missouri Historical Review

Denny & Bradbury - Civil War's First Blood
The Civil War’s First Blood: MISSOURI, 1854-1861 by James Denny and John Bradbury

Regularly $60 • Now $20 • 978-0-9749-3412-9 • hardcover • 140 illus.

The Civil War’s First Blood is a comprehensive collection of text and photos/paintings of Missouri before and in the War. It was, in the words of the authors, ‘an especially choice plum for the picking’ and ‘added up to…possessing strategic importance as a breadbasket and supply depot for the nation the nation that possessed its borders and many resources’ (13). These food, mineral and human resources are beautifully fetched out in this combination of text and pictures in a volume that will be greatly usefully and admired.”—Journal of American Culture